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14 most beautiful places to get married in Atlanta

From historic to natural settings and upscale ballrooms, Atlanta overflows with venues for marital bliss

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When it comes to getting hitched in Atlanta, there’s no shortage of locations where happy couples can host their big day. The city overflows with classic historical sites, colorful gardens, luxurious ballrooms, and everything in between.

Regardless of the guest list size, there’s a wedding venue sure to suit your needs and budget.

These 14 options certainly epitomize the vast possibilities available throughout the city—and just beyond—where couples can say, “I Do.”

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The Georgian Terrace

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Since 1911, The Georgian Terrace has served as the backdrop for weddings big and small...but mostly big. With three ballrooms, this historic hotel offers plenty of space for vow exchanges in grandiose fashion. Plus, it includes a number of onsite locations perfect for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, and bachelor/ette parties.

Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina

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Given its location right next to Interstate 285, the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina has a surprising amount of natural settings for those wanting an outdoor wedding. With gardens featuring waterfalls, bridges, and even a wooden swing (not to mention the rooftop pool deck), couples can tie the knot surrounded by serene beauty.

An outdoor wedding space. There is floral chapel in the front of the space. There are many rows of white chairs in front of the floral chapel. Photo courtesy of Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina

Barnsley Resort

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Why not celebrate your love at a resort inspired by love? An hour northwest of Atlanta, Barnsley Resort in Adairsville started as a beautiful home by Godfrey Barnsley for his beloved wife, Julia. Many beautiful settings for weddings are dotted throughout the resort, but none are more breathtaking than the manor ruins, the only remnant of this couple’s love.

The interior of a wedding chapel. The walls are exposed red brick. There are chairs. There are people sitting on the chairs. There is a bride and groom standing at the altar in the front of the room. Victor Villatoro/Barnsley Resort

Millennium Gate Museum

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With its 100-foot-tall monumental gate, the Millennium Gate Museum is quickly becoming one of Atlanta’s most popular wedding venues. Although the architecture is quite a draw, many couples also love the landscaped park surrounding the museum, providing the perfect setting for an outdoor city wedding.

Another view from across the lake!

Posted by Millennium Gate Museum on Friday, March 8, 2013

High Museum of Art

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Known for its distinguished collection of more than 16,000 artworks, the High Museum of Art also is popular for couples creating their own wedding photography collections. With a variety of venues, including the Margaretta Taylor Lobby of the Wieland Pavilion, the High offers the perfect locale for artistic expressions of love.

A large wedding event reception space. There is a stage, large tables, and many chairs. There are floor to ceiling windows. Chrisman Studios/High Museum of Art

Callaway Gardens

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Approximately one hour southwest of Atlanta, Callaway Gardens obviously is a prime destination for outdoor weddings. However, one of its most gorgeous, manmade wedding venues is the Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel. Reminiscent of a 16th-century Gothic chapel, the church’s stained glass windows, stone altar, and lakeside setting are perfect for iconic wedding photos.

A stone building with a sloped roof surrounded by trees. There is a body of water in front of the building. Photo courtesy of Callaway Gardens

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

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Beautiful wedding venues are bountiful in Atlanta, but only Fernbank Museum of Natural History offers couples a wedding site featuring the world’s largest dinosaur skeletons as the centerpiece. Or, for smaller gatherings, book the Star Gallery, complete with mood lighting and a fiber optic ceiling that features constellations of the evening sky.

The Carter Center

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Infuse Southern hospitality with international flair at The Carter Center, where you can make your own kind of history. What could be better than starting your marriage at a place with a slogan that includes “Building Hope”?

In the foreground is a body of water. In the distance is a building surrounded by trees that have bare branches. Photo courtesy of The Carter Center

Swan House

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Built in 1928, the Swan House presents an iconic backdrop for any wedding ceremony. The historic mansion is an outstanding example of Second Renaissance Revival architecture. And, for Hunger Games aficionados, who wouldn’t want to get married at President Snow’s mansion?

In the distance is a large white house. In the foreground are many rows of chairs with people sitting on them. There is a path leading to the house. There is a bride and groom at the end of the path in front of the house. Photo courtesy of Atlanta History Center/Swan House

Paris on Ponce

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For couples wanting a nontraditional wedding venue, Paris on Ponce is just the spot. Home of “Pop-Up Weddings,” couples can wed any Tuesday through Friday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Limited to parties of 20 people or less, weddings here include the officiant and decor.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

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Brides looking to surround themselves with natural (and architectural) beauty need look no further than the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Offering a variety of, yes, gardens, as well as several facilities, the Atlanta Botanical Garden excels at outdoor weddings without sacrificing modern comforts.

In the foreground are rows of white and pink tulips. In the distance is a fountain and trees. Photo courtesy of Atlanta Botanical Garden

Georgia Aquarium

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Imagine having a whale shark or beluga whale swim by as the backdrop to your big day. It can happen if your wedding is in the Oceans Ballroom at the Georgia Aquarium. It’s an entirely new way to add drama to an already dramatic event.

An event space in an aquarium. There is a glass ceiling that has water with fish above it. Underneath are many tables and chairs. Photo courtesy of Georgia Aquarium/PWP Studio 2008

The Fox Theatre

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Be the star of your own matrimonial production at the Fox Theatre. With its massive columns, grand elegance, and plentiful rooms for all your guests, the Egyptian Ballroom is the perfect set for any wedding.

The interior of a large theater. On the stage is a bride and groom standing in front of a large curtain. There are rows of chairs with people. Nadia D Photo/The Fox Theatre

Four Seasons Hotel

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High above the streets of Midtown at the Four Seasons, enjoy skyline views of Atlanta as you become husband and wife. This ballroom even features an outdoor terrace where guests can take their own memorable photos to commemorate the occasion.

The interior of an event space with many chairs and windows. Christian Horan/Four Seasons

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The Georgian Terrace

Since 1911, The Georgian Terrace has served as the backdrop for weddings big and small...but mostly big. With three ballrooms, this historic hotel offers plenty of space for vow exchanges in grandiose fashion. Plus, it includes a number of onsite locations perfect for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, and bachelor/ette parties.

Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina

An outdoor wedding space. There is floral chapel in the front of the space. There are many rows of white chairs in front of the floral chapel. Photo courtesy of Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina

Given its location right next to Interstate 285, the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina has a surprising amount of natural settings for those wanting an outdoor wedding. With gardens featuring waterfalls, bridges, and even a wooden swing (not to mention the rooftop pool deck), couples can tie the knot surrounded by serene beauty.

An outdoor wedding space. There is floral chapel in the front of the space. There are many rows of white chairs in front of the floral chapel. Photo courtesy of Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina

Barnsley Resort

The interior of a wedding chapel. The walls are exposed red brick. There are chairs. There are people sitting on the chairs. There is a bride and groom standing at the altar in the front of the room. Victor Villatoro/Barnsley Resort

Why not celebrate your love at a resort inspired by love? An hour northwest of Atlanta, Barnsley Resort in Adairsville started as a beautiful home by Godfrey Barnsley for his beloved wife, Julia. Many beautiful settings for weddings are dotted throughout the resort, but none are more breathtaking than the manor ruins, the only remnant of this couple’s love.

The interior of a wedding chapel. The walls are exposed red brick. There are chairs. There are people sitting on the chairs. There is a bride and groom standing at the altar in the front of the room. Victor Villatoro/Barnsley Resort

Millennium Gate Museum

With its 100-foot-tall monumental gate, the Millennium Gate Museum is quickly becoming one of Atlanta’s most popular wedding venues. Although the architecture is quite a draw, many couples also love the landscaped park surrounding the museum, providing the perfect setting for an outdoor city wedding.

Another view from across the lake!

Posted by Millennium Gate Museum on Friday, March 8, 2013

High Museum of Art

A large wedding event reception space. There is a stage, large tables, and many chairs. There are floor to ceiling windows. Chrisman Studios/High Museum of Art

Known for its distinguished collection of more than 16,000 artworks, the High Museum of Art also is popular for couples creating their own wedding photography collections. With a variety of venues, including the Margaretta Taylor Lobby of the Wieland Pavilion, the High offers the perfect locale for artistic expressions of love.

A large wedding event reception space. There is a stage, large tables, and many chairs. There are floor to ceiling windows. Chrisman Studios/High Museum of Art

Callaway Gardens

A stone building with a sloped roof surrounded by trees. There is a body of water in front of the building. Photo courtesy of Callaway Gardens

Approximately one hour southwest of Atlanta, Callaway Gardens obviously is a prime destination for outdoor weddings. However, one of its most gorgeous, manmade wedding venues is the Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel. Reminiscent of a 16th-century Gothic chapel, the church’s stained glass windows, stone altar, and lakeside setting are perfect for iconic wedding photos.

A stone building with a sloped roof surrounded by trees. There is a body of water in front of the building. Photo courtesy of Callaway Gardens

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Beautiful wedding venues are bountiful in Atlanta, but only Fernbank Museum of Natural History offers couples a wedding site featuring the world’s largest dinosaur skeletons as the centerpiece. Or, for smaller gatherings, book the Star Gallery, complete with mood lighting and a fiber optic ceiling that features constellations of the evening sky.

The Carter Center

In the foreground is a body of water. In the distance is a building surrounded by trees that have bare branches. Photo courtesy of The Carter Center

Infuse Southern hospitality with international flair at The Carter Center, where you can make your own kind of history. What could be better than starting your marriage at a place with a slogan that includes “Building Hope”?

In the foreground is a body of water. In the distance is a building surrounded by trees that have bare branches. Photo courtesy of The Carter Center

Swan House

In the distance is a large white house. In the foreground are many rows of chairs with people sitting on them. There is a path leading to the house. There is a bride and groom at the end of the path in front of the house. Photo courtesy of Atlanta History Center/Swan House

Built in 1928, the Swan House presents an iconic backdrop for any wedding ceremony. The historic mansion is an outstanding example of Second Renaissance Revival architecture. And, for Hunger Games aficionados, who wouldn’t want to get married at President Snow’s mansion?

In the distance is a large white house. In the foreground are many rows of chairs with people sitting on them. There is a path leading to the house. There is a bride and groom at the end of the path in front of the house. Photo courtesy of Atlanta History Center/Swan House

Paris on Ponce

For couples wanting a nontraditional wedding venue, Paris on Ponce is just the spot. Home of “Pop-Up Weddings,” couples can wed any Tuesday through Friday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Limited to parties of 20 people or less, weddings here include the officiant and decor.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

In the foreground are rows of white and pink tulips. In the distance is a fountain and trees. Photo courtesy of Atlanta Botanical Garden

Brides looking to surround themselves with natural (and architectural) beauty need look no further than the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Offering a variety of, yes, gardens, as well as several facilities, the Atlanta Botanical Garden excels at outdoor weddings without sacrificing modern comforts.

In the foreground are rows of white and pink tulips. In the distance is a fountain and trees. Photo courtesy of Atlanta Botanical Garden

Georgia Aquarium

An event space in an aquarium. There is a glass ceiling that has water with fish above it. Underneath are many tables and chairs. Photo courtesy of Georgia Aquarium/PWP Studio 2008

Imagine having a whale shark or beluga whale swim by as the backdrop to your big day. It can happen if your wedding is in the Oceans Ballroom at the Georgia Aquarium. It’s an entirely new way to add drama to an already dramatic event.

An event space in an aquarium. There is a glass ceiling that has water with fish above it. Underneath are many tables and chairs. Photo courtesy of Georgia Aquarium/PWP Studio 2008

The Fox Theatre

The interior of a large theater. On the stage is a bride and groom standing in front of a large curtain. There are rows of chairs with people. Nadia D Photo/The Fox Theatre

Be the star of your own matrimonial production at the Fox Theatre. With its massive columns, grand elegance, and plentiful rooms for all your guests, the Egyptian Ballroom is the perfect set for any wedding.

The interior of a large theater. On the stage is a bride and groom standing in front of a large curtain. There are rows of chairs with people. Nadia D Photo/The Fox Theatre

Four Seasons Hotel

The interior of an event space with many chairs and windows. Christian Horan/Four Seasons

High above the streets of Midtown at the Four Seasons, enjoy skyline views of Atlanta as you become husband and wife. This ballroom even features an outdoor terrace where guests can take their own memorable photos to commemorate the occasion.

The interior of an event space with many chairs and windows. Christian Horan/Four Seasons